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Pole Pusher II

by Jorge Mahauad | Jul 29, 2019
This 48' 1998 Offshore has had a good life. Her former owner is an experienced yachtsman and kept her in a covered slip until he donated her to AMIkids through Leslie Quarrier from Essex Yacht Sales who facilitated the contribution.


"Pole Pusher II" is a traditional double-cabin design with a trawler-style appearance and a practical cruising layout. Her low-freeboard modified-V hull is cored from the chine up with 15'6" beam. Quality hardware and heavy duty construction are evident.

The owner has spared no expense in updating the lighting throughout to warm tone LEDs for lower amp draw and cooler temps. Luxurious wall coverings, headliner and soft goods are all in excellent shape and the hand made wood work throughout the boat compliment the rich flooring. Each area has its own dedicated air conditioner with separate controls for the ultimate in comfort. “Pole Pusher II” has a roomy layout ideal for living aboard or long range cruising: master stateroom located aft with private head/shower, central salon with lower helm, galley down to port with guest head/shower starboard, and guest stateroom v-berth forward.

In 2002, both main diesel engines were replaced with Caterpillar 3126B. Her main engines are currently under 2000 hours. Multiple recent upgrades include new marine electronics and appliances along with a long list of engine related items such as intercoolers, alternators, battery charges and more. "Pole Pusher II" had a bottom job last spring.

She is currently docked in Saint Petersburg, FL and will be undergoing material improvements in the upcoming weeks. "Pole Pusher II" is available for lease with interest-free terms. For more details please contact Roger Cole at United Yacht Sales.
We accept yacht donations, refit and then lease or sell them.  Proceeds help troubled kids start a great future. Since 1969, AMIkids has helped 136,000 at-risk youth and their families. Today, AMIkids operates 44 programs in 10 states, and the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program is a national benchmark for its integrity and accountability. 

Why Donate?

Vessel donation is a powerful and safe alternative for charitable yacht owners. The process is simple, convenient and expeditious. 

Every vessel contribution supports our mission to help at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. AMIkids is a nationally recognized nonprofit with a pristine track record of yacht donations for nearly 50 years.

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